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To join Amazon Prime Student in the US, head to the sign up page.
If you’re still getting ready to go back to school, or are finding yourself a little under-prepared and have a ton of stuff yet to buy, it’s worth checking out Amazon Prime Student for the 2018 school year and beyond.
For one, if you’re not already a Prime subscriber in the US or UK, you can sign up for an incredibly long six-month free trial to Amazon Prime Student. That means you won’t be faced with the steep price of a Prime membership while you’re staring down the even steeper prices of college text books.
Plus, the six-month trial will give you virtually all of the benefits of a fully paid Amazon Prime subscription, and enough time with those benefits to get your school supplies, snack supplies, and party supplies ready for a fun and productive school year.
But that’s not even the biggest draw. After six months, Amazon Prime Student members are eligible to get 50% off of the cost a full Amazon Prime membership.
1. Join Amazon Student
Students still get a discounted Amazon Prime rate when they join Amazon Student.
Those who sign up get a six-month trial that includes free, two-day shipping on Prime items, as well as access to Prime Video, Prime Photos, Twitch Prime, and Student-specific deals and exclusives. Once the six-month trial is up, you pay $49 per year or $6.48 per month for four years or until you graduate, whatever comes first. To qualify as a student, you’ll need a .edu email adress.
2. Spend $25 or More
If free shipping is your game, Amazon offers free shipping on orders of $25 or more. With millions of items, it’s not hard to rack up enough items to hit the $25 mark, which is well below the average free shipping requirement online. Worst case, buy something to get the free shipping and simply return it upon arrival. If you’re just shy of $25, select a cheap, add-on item.
3. Get a Subscribe & Save Membership
Shoppers who tend to buy the same things should look into a Subscribe & Save Membership. Although it does not cover everything on the site, members can save up to 15 percent on orders and receive free shipping on every Subscribe & Save order. Members must select eligible items, and choose a delivery schedule to subscribe. While it’s not as expansive as an Amazon Prime membership, it is convenient and worth a look.
4. Get a Credit Card with Prime as a Perk
Credit card companies such as American Express often offer Amazon Prime as a free perk for new members. Be sure to read the fine print for spending minimums, however.
Alternatively, you can always find other ways to get free shipping on the web. FreeShipping has a continually updated database of thousands of free shipping coupon codes for a massive number of online stores.
With that extra cash, you could stock up on dorm room supplies, cover your lab fees, buy the bike you’ve been eyeing or save up to pay off those inevitable student loans.
Here’s all the details and how to join Amazon Prime Student today and start saving on back to school items like backpacks.
Your free trial will take you into the beginning of the school year, too, and after that you can keep your Prime Student membership active until graduation day.
What is Amazon Prime Student?
Amazon Prime Student is a special Amazon Prime membership for actively enrolled college students. A UK version of Amazon Prime Student is available as well.
It includes a six-month free trial with almost all the benefits of Prime. Some, like unlimited reading and unlimited Prime Music streaming, may be restricted during this trial period.
However, once the six months are over, you’ll receive all the benefits of a full Prime membership, with the exception that you won’t be able to share the benefits with another account.
The best part is you get these the Prime perks at a discount: Amazon Prime Student members receive 50% off the cost of a full Prime membership. Normally $99 / £79 a year, this brings the yearly membership price to $59 / £39.
This half-off price is good for four years or until you graduate, whichever comes first.
At that time, memberships will automatically be renewed at the full Amazon Prime price of $119 / £79 year. Amazon sends an email a few weeks before this goes into effect so you know you’ll be charged and have a chance to cancel.
Amazon Prime Student members can cancel their subscription at any time. And if you cancel but have second thoughts, you can always restart your membership. While you’ll no longer receive the six-month free trial, you can take advantage of the $59 / £39 per year discount once again.
Who can join Amazon Prime Student in the US?
To join Amazon Prime Student in the US, you’ll need to meet a few requirements.
First, you must have an Amazon account. If you don’t, you can create one here.
You’ll also need to be actively enrolled in at least one class at a college or university. Your school must be in one of the 50 states, the District of Columbia or Puerto Rico.
You also need a valid .edu email address. This doesn’t have to be the email connected to your Amazon account, but it is used to verify that you’re a student, so you’ll need access to this account.
And, this is crucial: while you don’t necessarily need to provide documentation showing that you’re enrolled in college when you sign up for Prime Student, you must be able to provide proof you are if Amazon requests it.
If you can’t provide documentation, Amazon may ask you to reimburse it for the benefits you received while your Prime Student account was in effect. In other words, you’ll need to pay back Amazon, which no one wants to do.
Who can join Amazon Prime Student in the UK?
Amazon UK has similar requirements to signing up for its Amazon Prime Student program, with a few key differences.
As in the US, you’ll need to have an Amazon.co.uk account set up. It’s also required that you’re 18 years or older.
Enrollment in a higher education institution geographically located in the UK or Republic of Ireland is a must, and while you don’t need to provide proof you’re enrolled in school at the time of sign up, you must be able to do so if Amazon asks.
Finally, you must have a valid .ac.uk or .edu.ie email address. However, there are alternative methods of signing up without such an email address.
How do I join Amazon Prime Student or Amazon Prime Student (UK)?
To join Amazon Prime Student in the US, head to the sign up page.
Select the ‘Start your 6-month trial’ button. On the next page, enter your school email address and the year you expect to graduate. Amazon uses your this to determine when your Amazon Prime Student membership will end.